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There Is Something In The Air

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Sally

There Is Something In The Air


by Sally Michelle Jackson



I have sensed something coming for a long time now


At first I thought I was mistaken but I'm not sure how


I had hoped that it would be good something pleasant to ease my mind


Once again it has shown itself to be something of a much different kind


A world full of people so different and yet so much the same


All divided by something as simple as a label such a shame


It seems the time has come at least it is obvious to me


To answer the question of life itself to be or not to be


The choice should be so simple and yet most often not


The hateful speech and actions of others contribute a lot


So many lives shattered by violence and bullying


To a terrifying point that it has such a familiar ring


As to almost slide by unnoticed unless the body count rises high enough


To shake us from our complacence and acceptance of a world too rough


We need to concentrate on solutions but that seems to be asking entirely too much


Why do we even attempt to remain politically correct while discussing hate and such


The cure is not in gun control or even in limiting speech


It lies within each of us so close yet still just out of reach


To look at someone different and not to feel the rise of senseless hate


Of fear and misunderstanding for someone different as we tend to rate


Passing judgment based on appearances or who you love or beliefs is not the way to live


It is not our place to sit and judge but to allow our hearts to open with all of its love to give


Learning to hate appears to be so easy but maybe there is a better way


If only it was easier to love then we wouldn't have to fear to live each day


It seems at times that the war is lost and behold all the bigots reign


I see it in the eyes of the mourners at vigils trying to sooth their pain


It has become the norm that we accept the unacceptable to mourn briefly and then we just go on


Time to change all of that and tear down that throne built on hate leaving them nothing to sit upon


It is too much for me what can I do where do I even start


The fight begins within when you change your own heart




Love ya,


Sally


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bobbisue

such a beautiful and true sentiment BRAVO

bobbisue :)

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Guest AllisonRae

Very nice Sally!

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Charlize

Indeed the hardest thing to change is myself. The start of ending hate starts within each of us. Thank you Sally!

Hugs,

Charlize

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